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Reel Conversation: Iris

Saturday, November 1st at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Iris movie posterThis fall, Reel Conversation will focus on a unique kind of life story. Our four films are not bio-pics. Instead, the writers and directors have centered on a turning point in their subjects’ lives. Join us, bring your friends, and enjoy terrific films and discussion!

This month we feature Iris, the true story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. Rated R.

Ghosts of Wallingford

Thursday, October 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Our town has a history of paranormal phenomena, occult manifestations, and ghostly happenings. Do the spirits of John Humphrey Noyes, John Moss, Lyman Hall, the Shoebox Murderer, and other specters haunt Wallingford? Hear stories of ghosts and ghostly sightings, haunted places, and the supernatural intrigues of Wallingford. Presented by Colleen O’Connor, Tour Manager for Wallingford Ghost Tours.

Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Our Digital Magazine Collection Just Got Even Better

Zinio - the world's largest newsstand is now available through your library's web siteWe've added popular titles including the New Yorker, Bon Appetit, the Atlantic, Vanity Fair and more to Zinio, our digital magazine provider. You may borrow as many titles as you like with no wait lists and keep them forever on your tablet or computer. All you need is your Wallingford Public Library card.

Please contact the Information Desk at (203)265-6754 if you need assistance getting started with our digital collections.

Introduction to hoopla

Tuesday, October 28th, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Board Room

hoopla logoHoopla is the Library’s newest service for borrowing digital videos, music, and audiobooks. Hoopla can be used on a computer, as well as most Android and iOS devices. In this class you will set up your hoopla account and learn how to search their catalog and borrow materials. Please bring your library card to class. Note: hoopla is only available to Wallingford cardholders. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Panic in Connecticut: Accused Witches Have Their Say

Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

accused witchBetween 1642 and 1693, at least 40 people in the colony of Connecticut were tried as witches, and at least 10 of them were hanged. Most of them were women. Who were these women? How did they come to be accused of witchcraft? What was life like for them? Did they truly practice witchcraft? Who were their accusers, and why? How and why did the accusing of witches finally end…or has it? Travel back to the 17th century and hear what 5 women accused of witchcraft have to say. Actress Virginia Wolf brings them to life, fully costumed, fully incensed, fully frightened! Seating is limited.

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